This recipe is compliments of Simply Nutritious by Kate.
Cacao powder is simply the cacao bean, that through a cold-pressing process, has had the fat (cacao butter) removed. Cacao is packed with vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C, E and Pantothenic acid, loaded with antioxidants and a great source of minerals including magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc, copper, potassium and manganese. Raw cacao also increases blood circulation which can improve focus and helps to reduce headaches. I developed this recipe while in the middle of a raw food cleanse. I was craving chocolate and had an unopened bag of cacao sitting in my pantry. I decided to play around with whatever other raw ingredients I had on hand and see what I could come up with. Rich and chocolaty these truffles are the perfect treat to curb any craving, but are packed with nutrition to keep you satisfied. They last about a week in the refrigerator but freeze for up to a month so I recommend doubling the batch.
- 2 cups raw almonds
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1/2 cup agave or raw honey
- 2/3 cups raw cacao
- 6 figs
- 3/4 cup coconut flakes
- Grind almonds to a fine meal in a food processor add the rest of the ingredients except the coconut and pulse to combine, mixture should resemble a wet cookie dough.
- Scoop out and roll into balls, wetting hands helps prevent sticking.
- Roll into coconut mixture and place on a plate.
- Chill or freeze 30 minutes before serving.
- Keep refrigerated for best results!